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John Steinbeck was the third of four children and the only son born to John Ernst — a school teacher — and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. Steinbeck won the 1962
Nobel Prize in Literature “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.”
27 ♟ | th February 1902, Salinas, California.
20 ☠ | th December 1968, New York.
The Grapes of Wrath (1939) won the Pulitzer Prize and is considered Steinbeck’s masterpiece. It is now firmly part of the American literary canon; in the first 75 years of its publication, it has sold at least 15 million copies (and god knows how many copies have been loaned from libraries and downloaded as free PDFs).
Steinbeck, J. (1937).
Of Mice and Men. New York: Covici Friede.
Steinbeck, J. (1939).
The Grapes of Wrath. New York City: The Viking Press/James Lloyd.
Steinbeck, J. (1939).
East of Eden. New York City: The Viking Press.
I think of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.” Quite why, I dunno, but I do.
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.”
Man is the only kind of varmint who sets his own trap, baits it, then steps on it.
No one wants advice – only corroboration.
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” VIDEO Source: Sparknotes. (2010). Of Mice and Men. Retrieved from
My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.
This is Steinbeck’s most popular work; I’d go for Grapes of Wrath though!!
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